Secateurs, sometimes known as pruners, are used for plant and tree pruning. Specifically, they are used to cut stems and branches up to roughly half an inch thick.
We sell a variety of secateurs, including bypass (for live appendages) and anvil (for dead and tough appendages) designs. For branches thicker than half an inch, we’d recommend switching to a pair of loppers.
If you’d like to find out more about secateurs and loppers, including how to use each and when’s best to choose a bypass or anvil design, read our article ‘What is the difference between loppers and secateurs?’.